Huda TV extends its heartfelt congratulations to DR. ZAKIR NAIK who was conferred the prestigious “37TH KING FAISAL INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2015” for ‘SERVICE TO ISLAM’, Alhamdulillah, as announced by Makkah Governer Prince Khaled Al-Faisal (Director General) and Abdullah Al-Othaimeen (Secretary-General) of the King Faisal Foundation at a glittering function in Riyadh on 3rd Feb. 2015. The King Faisal Award given for the category ‘Service to Islam’ is the most recognized and prestigious Award in the Muslim World, similar to the ‘Noble Prize’.
Dr. Zakir Naik is the 2nd Indian to be conferred this Award after Maulana Shaikh Sayyid Abul-Hasan Ali Al-Hasani Al-Nadawi who shared this Award with Dr. Mohammad Natsir of Indonesia in 1980.
The Award Ceremony will be held under the auspices of King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, InshaAllah, sometime in the first week of March 2015, at Prince Sultan Grand Hall, Faisaliah Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
This KING FAISAL INTERNATIONAL PRIZE is an annual award conferred on “dedicated men and women with exceptional achievements in five categories – Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Literature and Language, Science and Medicine – and whose contributions make a positive difference” globally.
Attached alongwith are a few media articles and website links for your kind information. The extended list may be downloaded from http://www.irf.net/space/DZN_Faisal_Award.rar